Thursday, October 22, 2009

More 2009

2009 classes

More of Brother's Class 09

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New One Sitting Create and Paint

New One Sitting Method

Create the project, let it dry a bit, paint it,
we dip it in clear glaze later and fire it once.

Try it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

July 09 Classes

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer Classes

Monday, July 13, 2009

The D's Class

Girl Scouts Glazing

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pedestal dishes and stuff Mike and I have made this year, I think.

The Girl Scouts Finished Art Work

Nice Job Girls!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Biscotti Recipe


To 4 eggs beaten golden, add 1 cup brown or white sugar and 2 tsp. almond extract.

Add dry ingredients which have been stirred gently together in a separate bowl.
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup assorted flours (I use rice, oats, split pea flour, tapioca, or barley)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
dash of cinnamon and nutmeg if you desire
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Spread in a greased 9/13 glass pan.
Bake 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until cooked through. Of course you can eat it now since it's cooked through. It just wouldn't be twice baked which is what biscotti means.

Remove from oven, let cool. Slice 1/2 inch wide and place these on a hot pizza stone to toast in the oven at 375 for a few minutes. Watch carefully. Take out, cool, and eat.

Dunk in strong coffee served in one of our mugs.
Serve and store in pretty pieces you have made yourself in one of our classes!!

All recipes in my kitchen are subject to change.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Girl Scouts Earn Pottery Badge!

Brother's Classes

Friday, May 29, 2009

Student Projects May 2009

Nice job on the pinch and coil pieces.

One of those items is a cave for a lizard.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

June Class Info Soon

All of these projects may be done in either the beginner class or the slab class.
With a bit of practice, you can do a lot of things with clay.

If you would like to be on the mailing list, write me at

Slab constructed purse necklace.

Slab constructed small mug with texture.

Slab constructed dish resting over a mold.

A slab.

Pinch pot by Matthew.

May 2009 Pottery Class

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Glazing Only Class (Students glaze our stuff in a one hour class)

Stuff at CA Tile Supply on 10th West.

I just had to share the amazing cake my sister brought from the big city. Oh My!!!
Mirangue frosting, with tons of fruit.
It may inspire some sort of pottery, right?

This shows CA Tile Supply's display with a few of our pieces.

May Classes

Monday, April 27, 2009

May and June Classes Coming Soon!

April 2009 Classes

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Video

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April Classses 2009

Class Times Still Available for April:

Wed. April 15 and 29 10:30, 1:30 or 3:00

Fridays April 17 and May 2 10:30, 1:30 or 3:00

Choose which days you would like, then what time, and call me or e-mail me.
Hand building.
$10. per student for the two sessions, total.
Up to six students could easily fit in our studio.

Looking for seniors, grandparents, moms groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,etc. who may be interested in these beginner classes.

Just e-mail me.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Classes and Stuff

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lakes and Valleys Art Center in Lake Hughes

We joined the Art Guild in Lake Hughes.
The shop is open on weekends. I would call first to make sure.

Lakes & Valleys Art Guild.
43751 Lake Hughes Rd
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
(661) 724-1312

Pass the Rock Inn, going west, then turn left on Lake Hughes Rd.
It's on the right.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Fun Class March 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 09 classes

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Classes for March 09

I have a few class openings for this month.

Mondays March 9 and 23 at 10:30 or 1:30.

Fridays March 13 and 27 at 1:30 or 3:00.

$10. per student for the two sessions.
First session we make the clay project. Second session we glaze it.

Call for information or write to

I can set up a beginning class (coil and pinch pots) or a slab class.
Our studio can fit up to six students quite easily.
Having grandparents attend with the grandchildren is quite nice too.
Consider a date night too. Just e-mail me with your ideas and we will see what we can put together.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pottery Classes Feb. 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Jan. Classes 2009 Majolica Glaze Low Fire

Aren't these great vibrant colors?

Some slab construction, some pinch pots, coil pots, and baskets.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Majolica Glaze Classes

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Here's the address for pottery tutorials.

Slab Construction

Just thought I would add a link to a site that explains the details of making a box out of clay. We have just recently gone to the BIG City to fetch several new kinds of clay.

The one I tried today worked quite well for box making as you can see in the slide show.

I will try the other kinds of clay also.
Some of the clay and glaze are high fire, some low fire. So we have to be careful to mix and match correctly or things just don't turn out right.
Lots of science and chemistry and physics and all that going on in the pottery shop.

Slide Show of Next Class Ideas

Design your own class.

Just choose from the dates I send out and decide what kind of projects you would like to try.
Find a few others who would like to participate with you or I will put the class out on the e-mail loops. Then we see how it all comes together.
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

My First Slide Show on Blog. I did it all myself!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Items I may sell on Ebay soon....mamamercyme

Inside of the pitcher.

Inside of the vase.

The pistachio mug holds 10 oz.
Hot or cold drinks.
4 1/2 inches tall
3 inches across the cup part.

4 inches high
5 across
Holds 2 cups, hot or cold.
Food safe just in case you want to fill it with coffee.
I might just keep it.


Pitcher in waterfall blues with cinnamon
at base.
Holds 4 cups.
Hot or cold drinks.
6 inches tall
5 inches across

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Butter Bells

Put the softened, not melted, butter in the little one and cold water in the big one. Then set the little one into the big one.
Keeps butter soft for a few weeks. (Oh? I'd use it by then for sure.)
This means that it is spreadable and doesn't get rancid as quickly.
(Oh? I never had any rancid butter, anyway.)
Perhaps this is for use by those who make their own butter and have no refrigeration and like spreadable butter.

Here's a link to explain butter bells:

This one I titled Misfit as it just fits if you turn it to a certain spot. It's so cute. But I really think butter bells are silly.
I may try it anyway.
This one doesn't hold much butter.

On Ebay I am Mamamercyme.....Dear Son #1 named me.

I am attempting to sell on ebay. Quite another learning curve, but why not?

So this is the bottom of the bowl. Signed. MC with a 2 since it took both of us to make this bowl. MC squared.

This bowl holds 3 cups easily. 8 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches.
Blue and green waterfall effect.

This is the Fat Lip Mug.
One of a kind.
Holds about a cup. Blues and greens.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kitty Napping

Jan Class 2009